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and a look at today's headlines from this morning's washington journal. >> headlines says texas and the u.s. lay out voter i.d. arguments. todd gillman joins us my phone now. give us a brief history of this texas law and how it came to arrive in federal court here in washington. >> well, people have been trying to get a federal i.d. law in texas going back at least about 15 years. in fact, at one point as the republican backers of the law that's being challenged i'd like to point out some liberal democrats at one point actually supported the law as well. it passed the texas house in 2005-2007. but died in the senate. eventually in the 2011 legislature there was a rule change that the republicans in the senate engineered to make it easier procedural to get past the blocking that was being done. and it passed. and it is -- excuse me, the justice department is challenging it. texas like a dozen other states and jurisdictions around the country are subject to section five of the voting rights act which requires these jurisdictions to get clearance from the justice department before they make
will stick with activist rafif jouejati. the justice department goes to blocks the texas' voter id law. >> according to the state of texas' own analysis, anywhere from 600,000 to nearly 800,000 registered voters did not have the required id and those were disproportionately hispanic. >> we will speak with nation reporter ari berman about the texas' voter id law and such laws around the country, and with the naacp attorney robert havingor the group as havinis its annual meeting in houston. a >> there should be no sympathy for goldman sachs. we should be doing everything to try to bring this matter forward. >> what is the matter? oakland city council votes to end its contract with goldman sachs that locked into a financial deal that cost the city millions. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. a record-setting heat wave in the eastern u.s. is starting to ease after two weeks of scorching temperatures. the heat wave has been blamed for causing at least 74 deaths from the midwest to the east coast, including 1
. there is also a consequence to deciding to not set up the state exchanges. texas governor rick perry says he's not going to do either. and he's out with a big announcement today about what his state will do, he's going to join us in an exclusive interview about 20 minutes from now. jon: we are looking forward to that. some new information on the deaths of six american troops in afghanistan. the taliban now claims responsibility for a roadside bombing that killed them. nato confirms the victims' nationalities but is not providing other details. our world affairs contributor and our af-pac correspondent dominique d-natali is streaming live from islamabad. >> reporter: it must have been an incredibly powerful device. the soldiers were riding against a max-pro vehicle. this vehicle has specifically a chiseled base that is designed to deflect the blast n. this case it went through the base of the vehicle and killed everybody on board. apparently there was also a military working dog who was traveling with them, and a grim irony there in the fact that of course military working dogs are very much
"early today" in america. in texas one family is getting the creeps from crawling critters. a growing number of tarantulas are making themselves at home on one man's property. he spotted ten in his home along with scorpions. tw experts say they don't pose much risk but hard to get rid one. >>> man paid off his mortgage down to the last penny. saving up to 62,000 final pennies to make the final payment. he got his mortgage 35 years ago and started saving pennies. it took bank employees two full employees to unroll all of those coins, more than 400 pounds worth. >>> finally, way, way, way beyond america on mars, nasa captured amazing new images showing a 360-degree view of the landscape. the rover opportunity combined more than 800 pictures to show a composite view of a martian winter. another view shows a large crater standing 14 miles in diameter. >>> and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's meteorologist todd santos with the weather channel forecast. i don't know about mars. it looked like the desert southwest. or the grand canyon. >> right? cool images there
with their list for the best states of business. texas is at the very top. why is that? >> yes, jonathan. dallas-ft. worth, houston, topping the ranks of these, and the best backdrop to do business. a couple categories, ten in fact, cnbc ranked this on. texas in terms of where it won. it had the nation's best infrastructure according to the study. we had second place, for texas in terms of technology innovation. it was the third and lowest cost of living in having just come back from texas, i must say that the tex-mex was pretty cheap among other terms, shopping extremely cheap. the workforce improved to seventh best in the country from 14th last year. access to capital was down a little bit, but also worth noting, the economy was extremely strong with a aaa bond rating and a stable outlook of the runners up, of course, were utah and virginia. >> interesting. karen, thanks. >>> still ahead on "way too early," highlights from a baseball blowout in the all-star game last night. we'll have the highlights and break down by everyone was wearing mismatched uniforms. what was up with that? >>> plus --
the spot light this week. very high profile test in u.s. district court here in washington regarding texas's new laws which is causing quite a bit of controversy. how important are voter id laws? what types should be in place. here are the numbers to call, democrats 202-737-0001, republicans 202-737-0002 and independents 202-628-0205. if there's a law in your state, please tell us exactly what it does give us your thoughts. here is the front page of this morning's dallas morning news. story by todd gillman. texas and u.s. lay out voter id arguments. todd gillman join us by phone. give us a history of this texas law and how it came to arise in federal court here in washington? guest: people have been trying to get a federal id law in texas going back at least about 15 years and in fact, at one point as the republican backers of the current law that's being challenged. like to point out some liberal democrats at one point actually supported the law as well. it passed the texas house in 2005, 2007 but died in the senate. eventually in the 2011 legislature, there was a rule change that the r
. with one person voting present. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. session: madam speaker, by direction of the committee on rules, i call up house resolution 724 and ask for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: house calendar number 144, house resolution 724, resolved, that upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the house the bill, h.r. 6079, to repeal the patient protection and affordable care act and health care related provisions in the health care and education reconciliation act of 2010. all points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. the bill shall be considered as read. all points of order against provisions in the bill are waived. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and any amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one, five hours of debate with 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the majority leader and minority leader or their respective designees. 60 minutes equa
the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, for five minutes. mr. poe: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. poe: mr. speaker, for years the united states has used droughns to track terrorists overseas, catch outlaws along the border, and other lawful purposes. now thousands of droughns are headed to the homeland. the f.a.a. plans to allow expanded use of droughns to operate nationwide by -- drones to operate nationwide by the year 2015. it is estimated by 2020, 30,000 of them will be flying in american skies. yes, mr. speaker, the drones are coming. who will operate these drones and what will be their mission? could it be a suspicious government agent who thinks someone looks kind of funny? the e.p.a. bureaucrat to monitor somebody's farm and watch bessie the cow graze in the pasture? or a nosey neighbor who wants to make sure someone's shutters are pretty and the flowers don't violate the homeowners association rules? or could it be a legitimate and lawful and legal purpose of drones that doesn't violate the
off the floor. the house will be in order. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i move hat house -- that the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 3796, thed a dam walsh re-altogether ization act of 2012 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 3796, a bill to re-authorize certain programs established by the adam walsh child protection and safety act of 2006. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from texas, mr. smith, and the gentleman from new york, mr. nadler, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. smith: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous materials on h.r. 3796 as amended, currently under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: so be ordered. the house will be in order. will the members please take your conversations off the floor for the debate of these suspensions. the gentleman from texas
paul and rick perry in the mix, and interesting that both those requests come from texas since that's where the president was campaigning yesterday. mr. obama says he wants to be a pioneer of insourcing rather than the outsourcing pioneer he has lamed romney. the romney camp painted the president as non-american and called things policies foreign and john sununu said the president doesn't understand america. more with bill back int after the break and more in chat. see you there. few others are going. >>it doesn't get anymore real than this. >>occupy! >>we will have class warfare. >>i'm being violated by the health-care system. >>we're patrolling the area looking for guns, drugs, bodies. >>we go in and spend a considerable amount of time getting to know the people and the characters that are actually living these stories. >>the award winning series "vanguard" only on current tv. we know that back to school time means back to school germs. that's why lysol partners with schools all across the country providing resources designed to help teach healthy habits. so make
a grid that's been ravaged. pepco the utility serving washington has crews in from georgia, texas, even canada. >> tree trimmers, contract line crews, our crews, we're really starting -- we're going to make a dent in this. >> you know people are not happy? >> absolutely. we get it. >> frustrated. >> reporter: david rutland's refrigerator and his neighbor's are full of spoiling food. with gas stations unable to pump. and thousands of people crowding malls and cooling shelters and libraries and schools, word is power might not be back on for many until friday. >> we put a lot of money into restoring or hardening the system but this was an extreme event. >> reporter: the first storms blasted through friday night. 90 mile-per-hour winds. >> you could see the rain coming through, trees falling, trash lifting off the ground. >> reporter: more storms, heavy rain in chicago. wind in north carolina toppled more trees. one killed a couple on a golf cart. another killed a man taking refuge in a barn. the death toll in the storms past 22 and today will be even hotter from coast to coast. and in the
. it will add rain chances to those that did need it. >> thank you. coming up, texas industries a jinx and one last cup of joe for the road. >> coming up, an impressive start for usa basketball and the olympics are over before they even start for one member of the dream team. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. ♪ atmix of energies.ve the world needs a broader that's why we're supplying natural gas to generate cleaner electricity... that has around 50% fewer co2 emissions than coal. and it's also why, with our partner in brazil, shell is producing ethanol - a biofuel made from renewable sugarcane. >>a minute, mom! let's broaden the world's energy mix. let's go. >>> welcome back to "first look," i'm lynn berry. syrian activists are reporting a new massacre of more than 100 people yesterday in central hama province. the "new york times" says there are reports of more than 200 killed. >> "the washington post" reports first lady michelle obama was allegedly a target of a threat by a police officer in the district of columbia. he allegedly said he would shoot the first lady and use his phone to
the justice department will challenge texas' proposed law that would require voters to show identification. last hour on "starting point" we heard from one texas lawmaker who scoffs at claims that minorities are being unfairly targeted. >> what we really want are people eligible to vote. we want them to get to the polls and register to vote. we don't want those who are dead. we want actual real ballots from real people and this law does that. >> joe johns joins us now. what's the core issue before the court today? >> reporter: this is a texas case and the question in court is about ensuring the integrity of the ballot versus making sure voting rights of minorities are protected. it will be determined by your party affiliation. republicans arguing for a long time now that voter fraud is a big problem. we've heard that argument and so something numerous states have enacted laws that require voters to present photo identification though some have been challenged. democrats say a lot of democratic voters especially segments of the african-american and hispanic populations tend to lack the kind
united. that decision is incomprehensible to me. host: fort worth, texas. caller: i disagree with the decision and i think it's more about, you know, what the doctors need and not what insurance companies need and i think, you know, they've got to have a term limit for them judges and they ought to be elected by the people and not by one party or the president, you know. host: why would that change things? caller: because then the people have the power instead of the president having the power. and that's the way our government's supposed to be. it's supposed to be -- the government's supposed to represent us and they're not doing that. host: mckinney, texas. this is corina, democrats line. caller: yes. this is corina. i was calling to actually hear -- for everyone that's speaking about the medicare and who should -- let's say over what. but i believe the government stepping in and trying to do something for people such as myself who do not have, you know, medical insurance is very, very happy because of the obama act -- affordable act. i think it's great. i think the republi
on a prisoner last night in texas-- the state that executes more convicts than any other. >> suarez: as delegates arrive in washington for an international aids conference, we have two progress reports: gwen ifill gets an update from the director of the united nations program on aids. >> brown: anwe assess e epidemic he in our nation's capital, where the infection rate is the highest in the country. >> we have people who will be tested repeatedly in hopes that one of those tests will be negative so that they can say i don't have h.i.v. we have people who think they can pray their h.i.v. away. >> suarez: plus, as part of his ongoing series, hari sreenivasan talks with native americans about the search for solutions to the effects of climate change on their tribal lands. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding fothpbs nehour has been providedy: and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was
of texas. the law passed last year requires texas voters to produce a government issued photo i.d. and at issue is whether the law violates the federal voting rights act. states with similar laws obviously watching the outcome of this. the obama administration has vigorously challenged these laws and joining me now, victoria, a visiting scholar at the university of texas. thank you so much for joining me. >> my pleasure. >> obviously in texas we talked a lot about african-americans but in texas we're looking at the numbers regarding especially the hispanic community that many believe could be alienated and somehow disenfranchised by these laws. >> absolutely. you know, the voter i.d. law is a perfect solution looking for a problem. the fact that there is evidence of systematic vote fraud just isn't there. however, we do have hard evidence that if voter i.d. laws such as these are put into place, you'll suppress voter turnout and you'll suppress the voter turnout with minorities, the poor, elderly and the youth. here in texas, minority voters being disproportionately latino. at t
to in my hometown and lives in texas now but parts of the new hospital is named after. somebody who delivered me and was there when my mom was delivered as well. dr. pierce was my doctor's name. but with the health care bill, the rest of america gets dr. washington. dr. washington is going to make health care decisions for the american people. if you are sick and need help, you better have the approval of dr. washington first, because dr. washington has a board of bureaucrats that will decide for you what kind of treatment you may or may not receive. dr. washington is going to ensure you have a $1,200 increase in health care premiums if you are the average american family. that's what happened after the first year of the president's health care takeover. you will have a 1% increase in your premium for individuals and families who can buy coverage on their own as if the law hadn't been enacted at all. a 13% increase if the law hadn't been enacted at all. going back to colorado talking to business owners, they talk about what their costs will be. families talk about the insurance that
back the balance of my time. >> thank you. the chair of the full committee, the gentleman from texas, mr. smith. >> thank you, mr. chairman. and mr. chairman, i associate myself with year your opening statement. recent leaks of highly classified information poses serious threat to our national security and put the lives of americans and our allies at risk. national security experts from both republican and democratic administrations have expressed outrage over the leaks and the effect they have on ongoing and future intelligence operations. what sets these leaks apart from other leaks we have seen is that the media reports that many of these have come from highly placed administration officials. if true, this means that administration officials are weakening our national security and endangering american lives. national security operational details exist to meet the covert needs of the intelligence community that protects the american people. as fbi director muller recently testified, "leaks such as this threaten ongoing operations, puts at risk the lives of sources, makes it much mo
primary in texas today. extreme takeover of the gop is real. and there's a serious cost to the american people. joining me now is victoria, fellow and university of texas and our nbc latino contributor. wayne slater, senior political reporter for the "dallas morning news." thanks for being here. >> thank you. >> now, wayne, are you surprised to hear this kind of criticism coming from within the gop? >> no, i'm not surprised. you look at what the tea party method, its approach, actual banner of the tea party as it begins to form in 2009. and manifested itself in 2010. no compromise, no retreat. and what's happening now is the chickens have come home to roost. and the republican party less and less is a place for moderate republicans. so what you see is a squeeze and divide within the republican party, we see it here in texas with the ted cruz race. we have seen it elsewhere where the idea of compromise is out the window and the whole thing is about my side, my way, my highway, or no way. >> well, let me ask you victoria. when you look at the fact that several republicans have come out an
. at a house hearing today, republican lamar smith of texas insisted the change will do more harm than good. $the administration's amnesty agenda is a win for illegal immigrant bus a loss for americas. when illegal immigrants are allowed to live and work in the u.s. u.s., unemployed american workers have to compete with illegal immigrants for scarce jobs. with 23 million americans unemployed or underemployed, this amnesty only makes their lives harder. >> holman: napolitano argued the change will give young immigrants a pathway to citizenship and let law enforcement make better use of resources. >> it's not amnesty. what this is is... it's really the development that we have been looking at over the last several years of how do we clear out the backlog of non-priority cases so that we can focus on criminals, recent border crossers, repeat violators. >> holman: the new policy could affect more than a million illegal immigrants in the u.s. the u.s. is on track to have the worst year for whooping cough in more than five decades. the centers for disease and control and prevention said today tha
>>> good morning, america. extreme weather and a flash flood emergency from texas to north carolina, this morning. two dozen high-water rescues in the raging waters of san antonio. this woman jumped from her car into the deep water on the interstate. and much more rain on the way. >>> also breaking overnight, 28 climbers caught in the path of a deadly avalanche in the alps. at least nine injured, five dead, and the rest missing. a frantic search and rescue right now on the growing disaster in the mountains. >>> wicked knockout. kristin chenoweth, knocked out by scaffolding and suffering a seizure on the set of her show. she was rushed to the hospital. we'll have the latest on her condition. >>> and watch out. >> it's a shark. >> it's a shark! >> a family vacation turns wild when a little fishing off the deck reels in the shock of a lifetime. yep. that's a big, old shark. in the most unexpected place. we'll talk live to all about their jaw-dropping tale. >> my favorite shot. >> that is so great. everyone here today. i'm sorry, i didn't get the wardrobe memo. you're all bright. and gr
of a malware attack that could infect tens of thousands of people. >>> texas require voters to show photo i.d. at the polls? a panel of judges will hear that case today. >>> can this woman do something no other american has ever done before. we'll talk to the american who is the world judo champion about her chances for bringing gold for this country for the first time ever in judo. at the olympics. welcome back, everyone to "early start." it is nice to have you with us. i'm ashleigh banfield. >> i'm ali velshi, i'm in for zoraida. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >> president obama is holding a big event in the white house rose garden later this morning to resurrect the battle over the bush tax cuts. he'll be surrounded by working-class americans while he calls on congress to enasked tax cuts for everyone making $250,000 a year or less. republicans want the tax cuts extended for the wealthy as well. the white house will be busy framing the tax cut debate this week with the events planned in new hampshire, colorado, and florida. republicans want the tax cuts extended for all of americans, eve
from baltimore south carolina... bloomington, california... austin, texas... we are all here to represent the country we love this is for everyone back home it's go time. across america, we're all committed to team usa. alisyn: hundreds of protesters clashing with police. [gunshots] alisyn: this scene is in downtown los angeles. protesters reportedly throwing rocks and bottles at officers. police spokeswoman said some of the protesters may have been connected to the occupy movement. at least one officer was hurt. all this happening during l.a.'s monthly artwalk festival. bill: different kind of art, huh? president obama now reflecting what he considers to be the biggest mistake of his first term in the white house. here he is during an interview, rather, with cbn news. >> the mistake of my first couple of news was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right. and that's important. but you know, the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the american people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times. bil
: in texas two months ago, police found more than 100 illegal immigrants stashed in houses, including unaccompanied boys. >> they were being treated like animals. there was no water, there was no food. they were locked in. >> reporter: mike vickers found four illegal immigrant youths, lost, exhausted and thirsty, including two girls ages 10 and 13. >> they probably really didn't understand how close they were to being statistics and being dead. >> reporter: federal authorities say the number of children detained after illegally entering the u.s. without their parents now is skyrocketing. more than 8,000 unaccompanied migrant children have been taken into custody this year compared to 4,000 the same time last year. most are teenaged buys from central america, where they are fleeing drug and gang violence. extreme poverty or abusive homes. >> it's often a very harrowing trip, a dangerous trip for the children. and it can turn into a very abusive situation. >> reporter: the dramatic rise of unaccompanied minors crossing the border into the u.s. is putting a lot of stress now on the feder
to texas. pop-up showers from minneapolis, des moines, chicago. thunderstorms from albuquerque and cheyenne. >> 101 in boise. 90s from billings to salt lake city. 80s across the midwest and northeast. >>> in other news this morning, computer users could be dealing with a monday morning meltdown. this is doomsday for a virus that's been lurking for months. more than 50,000 compute ners this country and more around the world could be disrupted around the world. the fbi set up a safety net to protect computers. the backup system ran out today. >>> six u.s. service members have been killed by a road side bomb in afghanistan. an american tank ran over a bomb last night. and afghan president hamid karzai is in tokyo. a group of donees is offering $16 billion in development aid to his country. in return for the aid, afghanistan vowed to improve things and fight violence. >>> they're counting the ballots in libya. final results will not be in for a few days. partial results give the edge to a western-leaning liberal alliance. if that holds, it would buck the trend where arab spring movements led to
of activity for us across the south tonight. moving away from us. the heat still over texas. to the west, kind of a diffuse frontal system with scattered storms. you see it from new york state. through western maryland, west virginia. this may make it over the mountains tonight. so if you can get a shower in the last few hours, late tonight, there may still be a risk of thunderstorm activity. and you see lightning overnight. but by thursday, that higher pressure begins to move in. things begin to dry out. but behind it, slight warming back into the low 90s, which will be above average. south winds, 5 to 10 knots. bay temp, once again around 82 degrees. tonight, scattered storms still possible. otherwise, patchy fog. well, it did rain, 70. tomorrow, back up to 89. sunday, above average, with again, a mixture of clouds and sun. some areas getting showers. and thunderstorm activity. some areas will stay dry for the next few days. >> okay. thank you, bob. >>> still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news. after years of delay, an illinois police officer goes on trial for the murder. his fourth wife
to linger well into the fall. >> karen brown is investigating the impact starting in northern texas she discovered one happy crop that's thriving in the heat. >> reporter: here in the texas panhandle cliff bingham is turning dust into gold. >> does redding. >> reporter: the drought sucked the life out of most crops but the bingham family farm is a bright spot. how good is your crop this year? >> fantastic this year. we've got the quality and the quantity. >> reporter: bingham is growing grapes. they can tolerate droughts and in fact the heat makes them sweeter. they're so profitable, bingham uses most of his water for his vineyards leaving the cotton crop to survive on rain. so you can make ten times more off of these grapes than your cotton with the same amount of water. >> correct. >> reporter: in fact farmers doubt they'll make any profit on cotton this year. >> it is -- in a word finished. >> reporter: on jason coleman's farm the plants are small and the flowers on top a bad sign. >> they've waved the white flag of surrender, they're done and it's finished. >> reporter: analysts say
. >> at least a fairly clear day tomorrow. >> and thank you, gwen. >> a gruesome find in south texas. rangers keep discovering dead bodies on several properties and it's starting to spread texas police way too thin. casey segal explains tonight. >> reporter: for years, ranchers across the u.s.-mexico border shared concerns about illegal activity happening on their land. we're talking about humans, weapons, and drugs being smuggled across their private property that now some say this they're seeing a gruesome twist. illegal immigrants dieing on their property as they make a trek across the rough and hot and rugged terrain n. brooks county, texas, 64 bodies turned up last year and officials say they're on track to go past 100 this year. the sheriff's department there has nine deputies responsible for patrolling an area nearly two times the size of los angeles. and. >> this is quite a task. quite challenging. every day is a new challenge. >> reporter: officials estimate the cost at about $1,500 per investigation for a department that has a total operating budget of $484,000 for the entire year.
in texas as obama takes aim at the record at town hall and pennsylvania. he'll be greeted by the new obama ad. this time asking if romney and the unreleased years, quote, paid any taxes at all. >> tax havens offshore accounts, carried interest. mitt rom any has used every trick in the book. romney admits that in the last three years he's paid -- we don't know because romney has released just one full year of his tax returns and won't release anything before 2010. >> i have put out as much as we're going to put out. >> what is mitt romney hiding? >> it will not die, the taxes story and mitt romney, the president will not let it and he was back in ohio yet for his eighth trip to the state this year and it was his first town hall in the re-election campaign. >> what's your favorite girl scout cookie? >> i'm pretty partial to those mint -- >> thin mints. >> when can i cut your hair. >> you would not want a president who was disloyal to his barber. >> not exactly hammered with hard questions there in the town hall, but obama hammered romney for a tax strategy that would urge companies to create
state of florida. >> florida, ohio, we're getting it all in texas to raise some money. >>> republicans are accusing the president of holding defense spending hostage to get a deal that would have raised tax cuts for the wealthy. democrats say if they don't get it, they'll let the economy go over the so-call fiscal cliff. >> if we can't get a good deal, a balanced deal that calls on the wheealthy to pay their fair share, i will absolutely be talking about it next year. i think the party and the american people will support that. >> my colleague, the great kelly o'donnell, congressional correspondent joins me now. kelly, it seems like that democrats are digging in much like republicans did during the debt limit deal, saying they have the cards here, what are you hearing on the hill and what's going to be their plan. >> good morning, luke, we have our hands full up here, don't we? it seems the big bargaining chip this summer is going to be the so-called fiscal cliff and what happens to tax cuts, you heard patty murray there, she was in charge of trying to keep democrats in control of the
was buried in her hometown of san antonio, tex t. -- texas. matt mcquinn is other being laid to rest in ohio. he shieldd his girlfriend from the gun fire. the charges will be on monday. there will be no cameras allowed in the courtroom that day and holmes is not expected to make statements. 12 people died and 58 others were wounded in the shooting. >>> the tax cut today continue on capitol hill. democrats are pushing for extensions for those making less than $250,000 a year and foxee peter ducey has more. >> reporter: president obama said his tax plan would give everyone a tax break but for the top 2% of earners. republicans continue to say since the top 2% are the job creators, it would not be smart to take money out of their pockets. >> unfortunately, washington democrats' default position is to allow everyone's taxes sky rocket if congress doesn't agree to their plan to raise taxes on one of the most productive segments on our economy. >> reporter: president obama said that is not right. >> republicans in congress and their nominee for president believe that the best way to create prospe
valley and through texas could become active. it's the heat of the day that will get those going. d.c., isolated chance. better chances toward raleigh, char shot, south carolina, atlanta as well. a few showers toward the houston area, a few of them producing a little bit of lightning. we'll talk about what we can expect the next couple of days. for some areas it's repeating itself day after day. >>> also coming up, earnings start off down. china shows no sign of heating up. and what is by far america's favorite flower? your first look at business headlines straight ahead. >>> prince is king of the home run derby. and cheering a yankees slugger. [ male announcer ] you sprayed them. thought they were dead. huh? [ male announcer ] should've used roundup. it kills weeds to the root, so they don't come back. roundup. no root. no weed. no problem. did you know honey nut cheerios is america's favorite cereal? oh, you're good! hey, did you know that honey nut cheerios is... oh you too! ooh, hey america's favorite cereal is... honey nut cheerios ok then off to iceland! >>> welcome back to "f
in february, the university of texas announced the results of a new study, new study shows no evidence of ground water contamination from hydraulic fracturing, awesome, sounds great. you learn as the world did last week that the lead scientist of the study also works for a fracking company in texas. he sits on the board of a texas fracking company and holds stock and gets a nice annual fee. meanwhile, folks who live near fracking in texas are waking up to brand new earthquakes in their neighborhoods. one county has experienced 11 small quakes since early june. they used to have no earthquakes ever in that texas county, ever. now they've got deep injection wells and they're getting enough earthquakes that the insurance companies are starting to market earthquake insurance to the homeowners there. maybe they could ask the scientist who sits on the fracking board if the fracking is causing the quakes. as we worry over the associated calamity when we dig and drill and blast and mine and fracthis stuff out of the ground so we can set it on fire for fuel, as we marvel over just how astonishi
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